Finished the briefing and it's interesting how he mentions the Essassani story. I've been on my own journey over the past year questioning if I've been "duped" by some of this channeled information. I stopped watching Bashar a while ago because I simply don't resonate with a lot of what he says anymore; other things he says I think are just flat out lies. 9/11 wasn't a conspiracy! The reptilians aren't predatory! No need to look at the negative! Among other things. It feels at points that he treats his audience like a bunch of little children who are too scared to hear the real truth of what's going on, and diverge from the mainstream narrative. Much of his information is indeed quite spiritually enlightening, but that is the case with a lot of channeled information with an agenda -- 90% truth, 10% lie/manipulation.
At first I tried to reconcile this with the fact that as you say Courtney, there are many different types of greys. There could be both positive and negative factions with both positive and negative agendas or experiments, and this certainly is the case with the amount of genetic tinkering that's been going on throughout our history. A more positive group such as the Essassani could have realized the error in their ways down the line and went back in time to correct the timeline, and try to align the genetic experiments towards a more positive destiny. While this still might be the case, and on some level I hope it is, I've been questioning lately if the entire thing is all part of some kind of manipulation program, and there is deliberate deception going on. Either way it's good to be skeptical, and not believe everything you're told from a "channeled entity."
This is also what Elena claims; that these groups of greys tell every planet that they infiltrate the same story, that they are a dying race desperately in need of genetic material, and get them to sign agreements to authorize these experiments (which afterwards spiral out of control) as well as build underground bases for them in which horrific things end up occurring. Apparently we were warned about this from the Federation, but the MJ-12 group signed deals with these groups anyway, essentially selling away humanity. It is up to us to stand up and nullify these agreements.
Also I'm sure you are aware of Alex Collier's information, because he claims the same thing you are saying -- that certain high councils had identified Earth as being a main focal point for the beginning of a galactic-wide tyranny centuries into the future, and that's why they are investing so many resources into helping us. Apparently, however, because of all these programs taking place assisting humanity, from the inside and out, this timeline will no longer take place and we are headed for a much more positive destiny. He verifies a lot of what Elena and Megan are saying, that we are well on the way to winning the war for the control of our planet, and that's very promising if true. But it is still up to us humans to stand up and finish the job, taking down the humans who have been influenced into steering these negative agendas, who are now largely operating without the assistance from their masters they formerly received.
I think if more people are willing to admit that they've been duped, especially regarding the narratives of the government and corporate media, and receive new information with an open mind rather than arguing from ignorance, attaching themselves to a narrow identity, we would be in a much different place as a species. Unfortunately it seems that most people care more about social agreeability than raising their consciousness and speaking the truth. Boy is humanity due for a wake up call.